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    Dozens of Canada’s tar sands projects on hold as prices fall, analysis shows

    May 29, 2015 – The Guardian

    Some 39 projects containing 13bn barrels of oil are currently delayed or on hold, according to analysis published on Friday. The projects – a combination of open-cast mines and drilling – would pump 7.8bn tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere if they went ahead.

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    India doctors’ leave canceled as heat wave kills 1,100

    May 27, 2015 – Reuters

    A heat wave in India has killed more than 1,100 people this week as temperatures soar above 47 Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit), and doctors’ leave has been canceled to help cope with the sick.

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    Across U.S., Heaviest Downpours On The Rise

    May 27, 2015 – Climate Central

    Record-breaking rain across Texas and Oklahoma this week caused widespread flooding, the likes of which the region has rarely, if ever, seen. For seven locations there, May 2015 has seen the most rain of any month ever recorded. The unprecedented amounts suggest a possible climate change signal.

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    Pedestrians and cyclists key to urban renewal

    May 25, 2015 – Winnipeg Free Press

    Transforming downtown into a walkable city centre that focuses on the pedestrian and cyclist experience first is the most important investment Winnipeg can make to promote an urban lifestyle different from the suburbs.

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    Pipeline company responsible for California oil spill has history of disasters in Alberta

    May 25, 2015 – National Observer

    As oil tars up the marine life and beaches of California and makes its way up the B.C. coast, the company responsible for the spill — Plains All American L.P.— is quietly expanding oil pipeline operations in Canada.

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    Three in four Manitobans believe in climate change: poll

    Winnipeg Free Press – May 20, 2015

    Whether or not climate change was to blame for the 2.5 cm of snow that fell in Winnipeg Sunday night, a new Forum Research poll suggests almost three in four Manitobans believe climate change is very real.

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    Canada’s government plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030

    May 15, 2015 – CBC News

    Canada announced Friday it plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 amid international efforts to create a new framework for addressing climate change.

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    Sea level rise is accelerating

    CBC News – May 12, 2015

    Sea levels over the past two decades have risen faster than previously thought, suggests a new study that reassesses the accuracy of satellite data.

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    Show the Free Press the city’s worst spots for cycling

    Winnipeg Free Press – May 11, 2015

    THE Free Press is asking cyclists to submit their own photos of troublesome spots they encounter in their travels.

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    Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year

    May 4, 2015

    The Obama Administration’s hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation’s power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.

     

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    Active transportation gets a leg up from Winnipeg city council

    May 1, 2015 – Winnipeg Free Press

    The City of Winnipeg plans to invest 330 million dollars in active transportation over 20-years to encourage walking and cycling in Winnipeg.

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